Anno accademico
2021/2022 Programmi anni precedenti
Titolo corso in inglese
Codice insegnamento
LT9014 (AF:332330 AR:186866)
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2° Periodo
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-Provide students with a clear theoretical and empirical framework to understand History of Latin America, especially during the contemporary period (1945-1991)
-Analyze History of Latin America in a multidisciplinary perspective able to encompass political, economic and cultural factors
-Analyze History of Latin in global perspective, namely considering the networks of cultural, economic and political relations, especially with North America and the Third World
The above-mentioned three specific objectives aim to give students the instruments necessary to develop a critical view of the topics discussed and to develop an independent and multidisciplinary methodology for the analysis of historical phenomena to better understand the present.
1. Knowledge and understanding
- Understand the general framework of the historical analysis of Latin America
- Understand the specificity of the early modern period and its heritage
- Understand the multidisciplinary character of the historical analysis
2. Ability of applying knowledge and understanding
- Understand the general framework of the historical analysis of History of Latin America > Ability of discussing subjects related to the field (History of Latin America) in a specialized language and according to an historical methodology
- Understand the specificity of the early modern period and its heritage > Ability of pinpointing the characters of the early modern period, recognizing how they shaped contemporary Latin America, and confronting them with the following ages
- Understand the multidisciplinary global character of the historical analysis > Ability of applying the historical methodology acquired also to other fields of study (e.g. other courses, final dissertation)
3. Judgement abilities
- Ability of connecting the facts and data learnt during lessons
- Ability of organizing the course materials (lessons and readings) in a coherent interpretation
4. Communicative abilities
- Ability of presenting the issues related to the field of study using specialized language
- Ability of presenting the knowledge acquired from lessons and readings in a coherent discourse
5. Learning abilities
- Ability of taking notes during lessons
- Ability of critically reading the assigned bibliography
- Ability of connected the knowledge acquired to nowadays issues
A good knowledge of general history (20th century)
This course will take into account major issues in History of Latin American with specific focus on the following aspects: Latin America's Cold War; Latin America political history during the xxth Century; Latin American economic development; Latin American political violence; Latin America-Third World relations
Students who regularly attend the class should prepare the exam on:
1. their class notes and the slides (available on moodle)
2. textbook: Hal Brands, Latin America's Cold War, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010/ For Spanish speaking students, Vanni Pettinà, Historia Mínima de la Guerra Fría en América Latina, 2018

Students who do not attend the class regularly, should prepare the exam on:
1. textbook: Hal Brands, Latin America's Cold War, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010; Thomas Field, Stella Krepp, Vanni Pettinà, Latin America and the Global Cold War, 2020.
Final oral exam. The exam aims to assess the critical understanding of the contents discussed during the course and the individual reflection on the assigned bibliography. It will therefore consist of three questions. The approximate duration is 25-30 minutes.
The first question will ask the student to present a chosen subject (taken from lessons or bibliography), so that he/she can show his/her ability of organizing information in a coherent discourse and in a historical perspective (expected learning results 1.Knowledge and understanding and 4. Communicative abilities).
The second and third questions will be on an issue explored during lessons or in the texts assigned so that the student can show his/her ability of personal re-elaboration, critical reading and understanding of scholarly literature (expected learning results 2.Ability of applying knowledge, 3.Judgement abilities and 5.Learning abilities).
Case study analysis
Ppt presentations
Written, figurative and audiovisual sources
Digital Humanities
The professor is always available for questions concerning the course at her office hours and by email at vanni.pettina@unive.it.

Students with disabilities can contact the Disability and Accessibility Office (disabilita@unive.it) to take advantage of the services available (e.g. alternative examination methods, readers, etc.).

Programma definitivo.
Data ultima modifica programma: 07/10/2021